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Zuckerberg could face Aust parliament

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg could appear before Australia's parliamentary intelligence and security committee over revelations the social network shared Australian users' personal data with China's technology giant Huawei.

Deputy chairman of the committee, Labor MP Anthony Byrne, says 34-year-old Mr Zuckerberg owes Australia's 15 million users answers over the revelations, and he has the support of his Liberal chairman Andrew Hastie, The Australian reports on Thursday.

"It is completely unacceptable that information from Facebook users has been slyly handed over to Huawei by Facebook," Mr Byrne told the paper.

"I want to know why Mr Zuckerberg allowed this to happen. If need be, he will be invited to appear before the PJCIS in a public hearing to explain himself to our committee and the Australian people."

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